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What are companies looking for? – A student reflects

30 September 2016

Nina Bibby, Chief Marketing Officer at O2 tells students it’s not all about grades     ‘Raw personality, an eagerness to work and learn are what set you apart from others. Everyone won’t know everything straight away.’     Student Igor Mazur details different aspects of Nina’s talk at St James’ Catholic High School. Nina addressed Sixth Form Business Studies and Economics students and […]

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Combating Gender Stereotypes in Determining Kids’ Future Ambitions

30 August 2016

O2’s board members and senior executives team up with Speakers for Schools and deliver talks to over 2000 students this year In January 2016 our charity started working with O2 to see their top 20 UK executives join Speakers for Schools to help inspire the next generation by highlighting opportunities within the tech industry, dispelling gender stereotypes and sharing employability tips. This […]

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Parents more inspiring than celebrities, in student survey

26 August 2016

The Future Leaders Trust, a specialty charity training the next generation of Head Teachers,  has released the findings from a survey today confirming that young people are most inspired not by celebrities they’ve never met – but by their parents and teachers. When asked to name the top three figures they find most inspiring, 34% of girls […]

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Opportunities Behind the Bright Lights

12 August 2016

Ian Hislop, Editor of Private Eye, speaking to students at Westminster Academy

Students heard from creative industries professionals across the country in a series of talks hosted in conjunction with the Creative Industry Federation and Arts Council England.  Why Creative Industries and Arts? This campaign aimed to show students that arts and creative subjects matter to everyone with talks that explained 1) how these subjects build major skills […]

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Campaign Wrap-up: TES Lesson Plan & EU Debate Highlights

9 August 2016

Did you miss our EU Referendum talk series and live event? Watch the short video highlights to hear the views from our VIP panellists, student questions and their reaction: We received so many brilliant questions which we were unable to get to on the day of the live discussion. See some of the questions & comments from Twitter here. […]

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